The Terry Real Estate Program and the Terry Real Estate Society sponsor a virtual resume book that gives members the opportunity to post their resumes on the Internet.
In addition to the website, a mailing will inform hundreds of employers about the site. In order to post your resume on the Real Estate web page and be included in the resume book mailing, you must be a real estate major and a member of the Real Estate Society. Instructions on how to submit your resume will be emailed to the listserv each semester.
The University of Georgia’s Real Estate program offers students the chance to simultaneously earn money, obtain experience, gain crucial practical knowledge that cannot be learned through coursework, and earn credit toward a degree. Intern sponsors consistently find our students to be real assets, and some students receive offers of full-time positions upon graduation. Both small and large corporations all over the United States have participated in the program.
Students interested in completing an internship for REAL 4800 credit should read the information below very carefully. Keep in mind that internships must be approved ahead of time in order to receive credit. REAL 4800 has a POD restriction in Athena, which means that you cannot register for the course until you’ve received department approval and permission.
Am I Eligible?
In order to qualify for an internship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be a Real Estate major with at least 60 earned hours prior to the term in which you will be working and enrolled for internship credit.
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
- Have successfully completed REAL 4000 with a grade of "C" or better.
What kinds of positions are accepted?
Students have interned in a wide range of positions: working in large investment firms; with brokers on sales and leasing; in property management; with banks and lending institutions; with developers; with real estate attorneys; and with municipal governments in land use/zoning departments. For an internship to qualify, it must provide:
- Relevant work experience in your area of study.
- Monetary compensation (i.e., a paycheck) of at least $8.00/hour. Non-monetary compensation (e.g., paid lunches, training materials, or courses received) is not considered as part of compensation for internship credit.
- At least 150 hours of work for 3 hours credit and at least 300 hours of work for 6 hours credit.
How do I find an internship?
You should make every effort to find your own position at the beginning of the semester before you wish to intern for credit. If you are a Real Estate major and a Real Estate Society member, you will automatically be added to the REALINFO listserv and be notified of internship positions as they become available. ALL students are strongly encouraged to register with Handshake in order have access to employment information provided through the Career Center.
How do I get my internship approved?
- Complete the online Job Confirmation Form, which provides pertinent information about your internship. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email from your academic advisor with registration details. You may enroll for either 3 or 6 hours credit. You must work at least 150 hours for 3 hours credit and at least 300 hours for 6 hours credit.
- Register for REAL 4800. As with any course in which you receive academic credit, you will need to pay tuition for these hours.
When should I submit my request?
As mentioned above, internships must be approved in advance. Requests may be submitted at any time during the semester prior to the one in which the internship will be completed. In general, allow at least 3 days for review and notification.
Is there a deadline to submit an internship request?
You must be able to register for REAL 4800 before the end of Drop/Add for the semester in which you’ll be working. If you are submitting a request after the start of the semester, contact your academic advisor to see if there will be sufficient time for review and approval.
What academic assignments will I be required to compete?
A syllabus for the current semester will be emailed to you at the start of the class. The information provided below is for reference purposes only:
- Photograph of you with your employer’s sign
- One page summary
- Journal of daily activities - please note: be sure to start the daily journal entries on the first day of your internship. Summer interns frequently begin working in May, ahead of receiving the syllabus at the start of the thru session in June.
- Paper analyzing your employer and your activities during your internship
- Supervisor evaluation - The department will request this information from your supervisor upon completion of your internship.
When are these assignments due?
What if I have other questions?
Most other topics are covered in the extensive FAQ. Please take the time to look here for answers to commonly-asked questions prior to emailing your advisor or instructor.
Real Estate Society Scholarships
Numerous scholarships are awarded each semester through the Real Estate Society. Scholarship applications are accepted starting the first day of the semester until the application deadline as announced over the Real Estate Society’s listserv. Applications received outside of these periods will not be accepted and the student will have to apply again during the open application period.
Only current real estate majors at the University of Georgia are eligible for scholarships. You must also be a member of the Real Estate Society.
The scholarship application form can be accessed using this form. Please select "Add new item" once you have accessed the page.
Undergraduate Student Services
For information related to networking and recruitment. The Office of Undergraduate Student Services in Terry College can tell you all about alumni panels, Employer of the Day, Terry Talks, New Student Welcome, mentorships, and many other opportunities to connect you with recruiters and alumni.
UGA Career Center
For information related to résumés and interviewing. The UGA Career Center is your best resource for résumé writing tips, career fairs, business etiquette advice, mock interviews, and countless other opportunities for professional development.